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Friday, June 25, 2010

fridays with asa: summer solstice

hello, my friends!  happy summer to all of you!
were you aware that this past monday (june 21st) was summer solstice for those of us in the northern hemisphere?  summer solstice occurs precisely when the earth's axial tilt is at its maximum incline toward the sun.  on the day of summer solstice, there exists the longest period of continuous daylight for the entire year.  therefore, from now until the winter solstice on december 21st, the continuous periods of daylight will decrease. 
this picture was taken on monday evening.  my little brother booker and i are quite fond of summer solstice.  the longest day of the year affords one with many opportunities to people watch.  following some exercise and a late supper, mom opened the front door to provide us with a most stellar vantage point for observing the various activities on our street.

if you would be so kind, magnify the picture by clicking on it.  are not booker and i modeling the most delightful bandanas?  in case you are unable to see, they read, "tougher than i look!".  i find them simply smashing and a wonderful conversation piece.  our bandanas were a gift from ina in alaska.  in fact, miss ina and her fur children toby, jeter, ginger, and halle were quite generous and thoughtful and sent us a lovely package and card!  allow me to show you.

booker became a touch possessive of the package at the beginning.  these young folk have so much to learn with regard to being patient.

we succeeded in opening the package and commenced with the inspection.

mom decided to become involved.  what is this?  giant cheese bones, you say?  delicious!

i shall have a small taste, mom.  i do believe booker is already intoxicated by the aroma.

more industrious sniffing taking place here.

and finally, here we are reading miss ina's card.  look at these wonderful items -- the bandanas, the alaska dog news (an excellent read!), an anchorage map, a wooden painted postcard, and some gummi fish!

such a truly kind gesture, miss ina.  mom, booker, and i thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  booker and i were wondering if perhaps you would consider becoming our honorary aunt?  after all, aunt ina has a wonderful ring to it, not to mention the fact that we've always wanted cousins.
good day!


Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, don't you just LUVS that Ina? She is just Most Sweet! Look at all those wonderful pressies. And a giant CHEESE bone? Be still my heart!

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. I hopes she says yes to being your aunt!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Nice pressie indeed!!!

Sagira said...

That was so nice of Ina to do for you guys. Pressies are always a welcome thing in our house to, haha.

Maggie Mae said...

Wow..great pressies from Ina. I am sure she will say yes to becoming your aunt, she is nice like that.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS Mom said she would, that way Archie and me could be your cuzins too!

Frankie Furter said...

Asa this was a most interest building post. I think you and Booker look fantastic in your red and white checked kerchives, butt are devine in the New Giftie ones!!! The photo with them on, looking out at the long day, was supurb!!!!

3 doxies said...

That Ina sure is sumptin else...Ya'll is awfully lucky to ahves an honorary aunt. Those are some great pressies her sent but hers coulda sent some champayne too...hehehe I loves da nanas too.
Mum ain't crazy bout that longest day of da year thing. Her says it leaves me more time to gets in trubles.
PEES: I gots a pikture of my battle wound up.

houndstooth said...

You got some great loot! I am most impressed by your bandannas. Those cheese bones sound delicious!


sprinkles said...

It's so nice to get something in the mail besides bills, isn't it?

I love that picture of Asa liking her lips at the sight of those giant cheese bones! bol

Ya'll got some fabulous goodies!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a nice thing for Aunt Ina to do for you. We love your bandanas and it would be great to sink our teeth into one of those cheese bones.

Mom likes the longer days since we usually have to walk at night - she doesn't like to walk in the dark. We try to tell her that is when all the fun begins but it doesn't work.

Have a great weekend.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Jake of Florida said...

W think it's loverly of Ina to send you such toothsome gifts. Asking her to be your honorary aunt was the pawfact way to say thank you!!

Enjoy those cheese bones!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

little princess Luna~ said...

hoorah for pressies~!! :D
i just received my first ever pressie from somefurry else (my boyfurend)--and boy oh boy was i excited!!
thos bandanas sure are smashing my darlings--and mummy says she just loved zooming into your picture because of the cute little wrinkles that form in your furs while you two are sitting....IDK--my mummy is a weirdo....


scotsmad said...

Our computer wouldn't zoom you bigger. But we think we could smell the cheese bones. Asa looks like she can't wait.

Hope you get an honorary Aunt....they have to send pressies for special occasions, don't they?

Love the new bandanas.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

We've just had Winter solstice so our days will be getting longer.

Aksharaa said...

Oh Asa!How absolutely,TOTALLY Pawsome!such lovely gifts!we can't imagine anyone could say no to you guys about anything.Aunt Ina will of course say 'yes'!
And we just lovelovelove your bandanas!And Mummy ADORES that picture of you both sitting together enjoying a lovely day.
about the solstice, mummy received some weird mails saying there will be two suns rising on the day of the solstice coz one star has come within visible distance of the earth's orbit!
how untrue..or else we would have had all the news channels blazing!
have a lovely weekend!
Buddy n Ginger

Anonymous said...

those bones look very tasty!

Lola said...

Cheese bone has a nice ring to it. You got lovely gifts and those bandana look fabulous on both of you. I did notice that it never seemed to get dark the other night, which is fine with me, but it was a little weird. I guess where Ina comes from it gets even weirder. Almost all dark sometime and almost all light others. What's a biological clock to do?

wags, Lola

K9friend said...

You got some wonderful presents! And you both look very fashionable in the new bandanas!


Priscilla said...

Wow!!! You've got such a lovely prezzies. They look so yummy. I love your bandana too, you two look really great there.

Mango said...

Yuh, I thought the sun would never go down on that solstice day. Spooky.

Nice big bones. Don't be little piggies, now.


JD and Max said...

Hi Booker and Asa - wowzers, that is some great loot! What wonderful and special friends you have to post you such great goodies. We adore your bandanas, they are so cool and the photo of the two of you sporting them is delightful! And we homed in on the giant cheese bones - we're still drooling now in fact! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Ma.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asa!
You two look great wearing your bandanas!
And... Wow!... Ina sent you pawesome presents!
Those big bones sure are yummy!
gummi fish?? Are they tasty??
Kisses and hugs

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

What a great pressie from Ina!!! You two just look snazzy in your new bandannas!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

BRUTUS said...

There's nothing like getting a pressie in the mail to make your day! So are the cheese bones history yet??

Multiple Snorts-
Brutus (& Carmen) the Frenchie(s)

Samantha said...

Awesome Ina!!! We just loves Alaska! My peeps took a trip there about a year ago and will never forget it! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Big Hugs xoxoox

Snowbrush said...

They pose way too cute to be real dogs. I can't even get ONE dog to pose that good, but even on those rare occasions when I succeed with one, the other is sure to have his head turned.

Oskar said...

What a great surprise!

Giant cheese bones, I may be dreaming!

hero said...

Great pressies there, Asa and Booker... and lovely bandanas too. Giant cheese bones!... seriously?... *slobbers*

Licks, hero

The Teacher's Pets said...

I love to get presents in the mail,
especially Cheese Bones they look so yummy. I am drooling all over my mom's computer thinking about them.
Your friend Daisy.

Life With 5 Dogs said...

Hello, Thanks for following us at life with 5 dogs. We love getting presents in the mail! We Love your new Bandanas that you got, Very Cool. Enjoy those Cheese Bones,have one for the each of us.

Life With Dogs said...

Oh I see Ina has her hooks in you. careful, she's really sweet and kind!


Anonymous said...

Biig mistake to ask us to magnify the photo. Now we can all BOL at you two. Miss Ina is the best though.